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SR Station Benches


Thanks to the efforts of Chris Dadson, L&B Trust Member (also very active with the Surrey support Group) the railway has now acquired six original Southern Railway platform bench seats. Chris learnt that the West Somerset Railway had a number of these seats for sale. Located at various stations along the line, the WSR is planning to replace them all with GWR style seats. Chris liaised with WSR and made the arrangements for their purchase and delivery.

Four seats have already been delivered to Chelfham last weekend and are now stored so that any remedial work found necessary can be carried out followed by repainting in Southern Green.

Two of the seats - paid for from the Chelfham Fund together with a very generous donation towards their cost from Chris - will be installed at Chelfham

Two other two seats have been purchased by Exmoor Associates and are destined for Snapper Halt once remedial work and repainting has been completed.


One of the benches being unloaded at Chelfham.

Chris has since arranged for two more benches to come to Woody Bay.

Once again our thanks to Chris for arranging this on behalf of the L&B and EA.

Words: John Edmonds, Photo: Chris Dadson

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